of the Internship Programme
Internships for graduate students are available at the Office
of the Animals Home Society. These internships are intended to:
increase the intern's understanding of current animal rights issues
and give them an insight into the work of the Animals Home in
relationship between the AH and the intern is one of mutual benefit.
Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of AH according to
the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are
involved, inter alia, in: researching animal rights issues, drafting
analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical
servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical
cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting
other AH activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As
part of the internship programme, AH endeavours to brief interns
through a series of information sessions on animal rights issues
conducted by staff of the Office.
participants in the internship programme are selected from graduate
students and who are either holders of graduate level degrees or are
in their second year of their graduate degree in disciplines related
to the work of the AH, e.g. Law, Medicine, Social Sciences,
Journalism, Public welfare etc. Preference will be given to those,
within these disciplines, who have specialized in animal rights
issues or vertinary sciences. Typically, interns do not have
previous working experience of this nature. Applicants must be
sponsored by an academic institution and must have a good command
over english and Hindi. Any extra language known will be an
advantage. The applicants should have basic knowledge of using
computers, internet MS office etc.
dates and duration
maximum number of interns accepted by AH at any given time is 4.
Interns are selected twice a year: in March/April, for the
internship commencing from May onwards and in September/October, for
the internship commencing from November onwards. Unless
specifically contemplated under an agreement between AH and an
academic institution, internships are for a minimum period of two
months and may be renewed once for a further two-month period. The
maximum duration of internships at AH is six months. When applying
for an internship, candidates should indicate the month(s) for which
they wish to be considered.
Interns are assigned to work with a supervisor who is responsible for providing them with a description of duties and a work plan. Upon completion of the internship, both the supervisor and the intern are required to complete a final report describing their achievements and projects undertaken during the internship. In addition, every intern is requested to complete an evaluation questionnaire on his/her assignment and submit it to AH's Administrative Section.
Animals Home internships are not remunerated and interns are not considered officials or staff members of the Organization. Travel costs and living expenses must be borne by the interns themselves or by a sponsoring institution. Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining visas.
Animals Home accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. In case of illness or other circumstances which might prevent the completion of the internship, interns will inform their supervisor and AH's Administrative Section respectively.
There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship and interns cannot apply for any regular or temporary position with the AH during the internship and for a period of six months following the expiration date thereof.
Interns are expected to work full-time and to carry out the duties assigned to them. They do not accrue annual leave during the period of the internship. Otherwise they are bound by the same duties and obligations as regular staff members; in particular, all confidential and unpublished information obtained during the internship may not be used by interns without the written authorization of the Animals Home.
Procedure for applying
Applicants should submit the following documentation:
1. A covering letter stating the reason for applying to the internship programme, indicating the benefits which are expected to be derived from the internship and career goals;
2. a duly completed and signed internship application form;
3. a list of courses taken and the transcripts of the last semester; and
4. sample of research work (for students from the fields of law, medicine, sciences, and social welfare).
dates for applications are 30 April for the May/June selection and
31 October for the November/December selection.
candidates are normally informed approximately one month before the
starting date of the internship. Due to the large number of
applicants, AH is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates.
Unsuccessful candidates are eligible to re-apply for the next selection process.